Online Book Marketing Tip #016 – Importance of Book Contests For Self-Published Authors

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A.S. Chung B&WPosted by A.S. Chung.
Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators.

IMPORTANCE OF BOOK CONTESTS FOR SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS
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imageedit_5_5839378859 5 Star Trip (Caldecott Medal) – Worth the Travel! by Carol VanHook.

I don’t believe that self-published authors understand the true benefits of winning a book contest. Apart from the fact that someone is telling you that you have written a great book, the knock on effect from a marketing point of view is substantial. Let’s explore some of these advantages.

RECOGNITION AND CREDIBILITY
It is an excellent medium to gain some recognition for your work. Being an award winning author immediately improves the perception of you as an author and a reader’s willingness to read your book…

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